~Good morning to you all from NZ~
Would be keen to hear from those who may have noted from their PMR journey with prx'd steroid meds if you may have been aware of short term memory loss?
I ask in light of my now 18+ month PMR journey and hydrocortisone therapy as pred initially cause erosions in gut & PPI brought its awful side effects too. Paid to have my meds made up acid resistant capsule to break down in bowel (for those who do not know) & proved to work well.
Am very aware that my short term memory has been effected along the way and need to write things down to remember - can't hold anything in my short term memory without the need to do this.
Am rather concerned and wonder if this will improve as I taper (now down to 8mg hydrocort which equivalent to 2.25mg pred).
Will my memory come back? Some times my dreams at night are laced with not being able to find things, nor my car in a parking lot - this did actually momentarily happen to me some months ago.
Did have an MRI brain scan prior to PMR (some 4 years or so ago) which revealed small vessel ischemic brain disease which told is very common. I have had history of migraines which no doubt has influenced this.
Any thoughts from anyone how I can claim my memory back if at all? I am only early 60's and fighting on as we do and would like to consider going back to studying but can't see this happening yet.
Blessings in the meantime in the hope you are feeling well today